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Show ‘em All Some Love on February 20

  By Joyce Amaro, City of Los Angeles, Stormwater Program February has long been known as the month of love. Valentine’s Day is well established as that special day when we profess our love for family and friends. But now there’s a new February holiday Love Your Pet Day on February 20 that provides us…

City of Los Angeles Opens South LA Wetlands Park

City officials and community stakeholders celebrated the grand opening of the much-anticipated, nine-acre South Los Angeles Wetlands Park. This expansive and innovative park, once the site of a former MTA bus yard, provides the community with an urban oasis, education center and passive recreational nature center in the heart of South Los Angeles. “Today, our…

South Los Angeles Wetlands Park Grand Opening!

Los Angeles City Councilwoman Jan Perry invites you to the South Los Angeles Wetlands Park Grand Opening! Join the Department of Public Works and Recreation & Parks to celebrate the official grand opening of the South Los Angeles Wetlands Park, a Proposition-O funded stormwater improvement that transformed a historic rail yard into a multi-beneficial nine-acre…

Secretary Salazar And Mayor Villaraigosa Announce Big News For The LA River!

The City of Los Angeles Water Protection Division is joining Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Mayor of Los Angeles Antonio R. Villaraigosa for an announcement of the Los Angeles River being selected as an America’s Great Outdoors (AGO) project and an Urban Waters Federal Partnership pilot site.  The event is taking place Thursday,…

City To Break Ground On Water Quality Project At Temescal Canyon Park In The Pacific Palisades

The City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works will begin construction of the Temescal Canyon Park Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) project in January 2012 and will continue through fall 2013. The nearly two-year, $8-million stormwater infrastructure enhancement will help the City of Los Angeles meet state and federal water quality guidelines by keeping…

Lotus Flowers Return To Echo Park For The Holidays

By: Joyce Amaro As the Echo Park Community Parade winds its way through Echo Park this Saturday, parade goers will once again enjoy Lotus flowers on the streets surrounding their community.  Thanks to a community beautification grant from Los Angeles City Council District 13 the bilingual Love Echo Park Lake – Don’t Litter, street light banners…

Solar Trash Compactor Hits The Streets of LA

It may sound like an eco-giant with a huge appetite. In fact, maybe it is. The BigBelly Solar trashcan is hungry for trash and powered by, you guessed it, the sun! Developed by entrepreneur James Poss, the BigBelly Solar trash compactor can hold four times as much trash as a normal trashcan. Recently, two BigBelly…

Plant Trees In The South LA Wetlands Park!

On Saturday, October 15, 2011 the Water Environment Federation (WEF) in conjunction with the City of Los Angeles, will be planting 40 trees near the South LA Wetlands Park and volunteers are needed! This project is part of the Million Trees LA program and compliments the nearly completed South LA Wetlands Park, which aids in…

Coastal Interceptor Relief Sewer Project Update, October 12, 2011

The City of Los Angeles has been working on the Central Interceptor Relief Sewer (CIRS) to provide additional capacity to handle the increased flows of stormwater from the eight completed Low Flow Diversion (LFDs) structures. The completed CIRS will assist the City in complying with the Santa Monica Bay Beaches Dry Weather Bacteria TMDL requirement, making…

Paula Daniels Leaves Board of Public Works to Rally New Sustainable Food System For Los Angeles

By Tonya E. Durrell When I sat down with Paula Daniels, Senior Advisor to Mayor Villaraigosa, to talk about her new role in jumpstarting a sustainable regional food system in the City, it was clear that she would approach the challenge with the same savvy and vigor she brought to the Board of Public Works…

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